If I buy a sealed iphone from ebay does the warranty start from when I register it?

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Found 23rd Jun 2010
Or would it have already started since the phone has been in the seller's possesion?
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i believe it to start once the seller gets it from their supplier
Apple do a seperate warranty from purchase?
Legally it is down to the retailer, if you bought it from a private seller, no such coverage applies, from a Limited Business that sells on ebay and you do.
oh well I am just thinking about one from a private seller. so does that mean I won't get any warranty?
I asked the seller who said she can't tell me as its all sealed?
Happysteveo;8901734

I asked the seller who said she can't tell me as its all sealed?



the serial number is written on the back of the box?
aha, the serial number is in the auction, I'll try and check it somewhere.
you can check it on the apple website support section
Happysteveo;8901706

oh well I am just thinking about one from a private seller. so does that … oh well I am just thinking about one from a private seller. so does that mean I won't get any warranty?



legally yes, he will have warranty with who he bought it from but you wouldn't.
However that doesn't mean apple wouldnt repair it if required.
colinsunderland;8902262

legally yes, he will have warranty with who he bought it from but you … legally yes, he will have warranty with who he bought it from but you wouldn't.However that doesn't mean apple wouldnt repair it if required.



cool, thanks.
Happysteveo;8901706

oh well I am just thinking about one from a private seller. so does that … oh well I am just thinking about one from a private seller. so does that mean I won't get any warranty?



The warranty is with the initial buyer, you may have problems if you register / claim.
If the box is SEALED (in cellophane) then the 12 months warranty will start from when you open and activate it.
Happysteveo;8901812

aha, the serial number is in the auction, I'll try and check it somewhere.



The warranty will not show up until the Phone has been registered via iTunes
zermattbusby;8902704

The warranty will not show up until the Phone has been registered via … The warranty will not show up until the Phone has been registered via iTunes



cool, thanks for that.
zermattbusby;8902650

If the box is SEALED (in cellophane) then the 12 months warranty will … If the box is SEALED (in cellophane) then the 12 months warranty will start from when you open and activate it.



how would that work?
Surely the warranty would be from purchase date?
colinsunderland;8902802

how would that work?Surely the warranty would be from purchase date?



This is what I don't understand, why would Apple offer any warranty at all when legally it's all the burden of the retailer for the 1st 12 months, again no private seller has to offer such a warranty.
I've claimed replacements when the warranty is clearly not in my name, i just told the apple genius at their bar thing, i bought it on eBay but it does have such and such amount of months left on the warranty, and they didn't treat me any differently. The warranty isn't transferable, but will work for others if already registered, only difference is that on the claim report it has the original registerers details and not yours, but it don't really matter is what I'm saying.
colinsunderland;8902802

how would that work?Surely the warranty would be from purchase date?



My Son bought an iPhone from a colleague at work, he was quite open about it the fact that he had it for 3 months but never opened it (box still sealed) when my Son registered it with iTunes the warranty showed 12 months from that date
teshnit;8903854

I've claimed replacements when the warranty is clearly not in my name, i … I've claimed replacements when the warranty is clearly not in my name, i just told the apple genius at their bar thing, i bought it on eBay but it does have such and such amount of months left on the warranty, and they didn't treat me any differently. The warranty isn't transferable, but will work for others if already registered, only difference is that on the claim report it has the original registerers details and not yours, but it don't really matter is what I'm saying.



The warranty IS transferable!!!
same thing here going to buy an iphone off ebay sealed...but dont i need any paperwork or anything of the seller???
the item is still sealed those
pokemon1988;8908457

same thing here going to buy an iphone off ebay sealed...but dont i need … same thing here going to buy an iphone off ebay sealed...but dont i need any paperwork or anything of the seller???the item is still sealed those



I would personally never buy a sealed iPhone off Ebay without an upgrade / original purchase receipt, purely for the simple reason, its not been nicked. You wont however need any paperwork regards the warranty, as it will be registered to you on activation in iTunes.
the guy who im buying it off as had it as an upgrade and is dropping it roind mine in the next 30 mins
and if he show me documents etc is that ok????
bump?
pokemon1988;8908539

the guy who im buying it off as had it as an upgrade and is dropping it … the guy who im buying it off as had it as an upgrade and is dropping it roind mine in the next 30 minsand if he show me documents etc is that ok????



Check the serial number on the sealed box matches the number on the receipt and also the name and address is matched to him

Good luck

PS Is he there yet ?
not yet mate
pokemon1988;8908781

not yet mate



How much are you paying if you don't mind me asking ? 16 or 32GB
16g on voda £500 but have asked him if he will take £480
pokemon1988;8908820

16g on voda £500 but have asked him if he will take £480



You are talking iP4 I hope :w00t:
??????? whats that mean mate??
pokemon1988;8908896

??????? whats that mean mate??



Which model is it 3GS or the new iPhone 4 (out today)
iphone 4
why is that a bad price????
pokemon1988;8908917

iphone 4



Ahh should be ok then (although you should be able to get one factory unlocked direct from Apple when stocks return for £499.00) but you need to be absolutely certain regards its history
would i be able to get this one unlocked???
and is there any descent vodaphone plans for £15\???
lol i aint checked yet
pokemon1988;8908966

would i be able to get this one unlocked???and is there any descent … would i be able to get this one unlocked???and is there any descent vodaphone plans for £15\???lol i aint checked yet



TBH I think your being a bit hasty here ! Take a look at the Tesco deal, if I was you I'd give this one a miss + there are early issues with the iP4 so it might be better dealing with a company you bought it off, should a problem arise.
argghhhhh just bought it off him....as he says he had paperwork etc and i paid £480 and all the numbers matched
What The Marketing Part Number??
All I did was talk to Apple support 1 phone call,
why dont people do that?
so many theories are wrong on here.

apple support technicians said, the warrenty starts the moment it’s activated .
Exactly what I thought.

some of these Apple gadgets remain of the factory or the shops secure rooms for up to a year. It more,

So its obvious really it’s from activation point.
fact ..... problem solved
Excellent revival of an 8 year old thread.
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